INSPIRATION & MORE
Get inspired to #LeanInTogether for the women in your life. To learn more about how you can play your part, check out these expert talks, informative articles, and fun activities for men at home and at work.
Involved dads raise happier, healthier, and more successful children. Moreover, kids benefit when that involvement goes beyond the traditional paternal role. When parents have 50/50 partnerships, children grow up with more egalitarian views and can envision more possibilities for themselves. Telling your kids “you can do anything” is not nearly as effective as showing them they can!
Learn five simple, everyday things you can do to raise kids who aren’t held back by gender stereotypes.Read Tips
See how small moments can make a big impact in Pantene’s “Dad-Do” ads starring the dads of the NFL.Watch Video
Get practical advice to help your daughter stay confident and resilient from Girls Leadership Institute.Watch Video
Get lists of books and movies from Common Sense Media to help your kids develop healthy media habits.Download Lists
Teach your kids how to think critically about the movies they watch in this fun family activity.Download PDF
Women still do a majority of housework and childcare, and in many cases husbands’ careers get prioritized. Approach your relationship as a true partner. Couples who share responsibilities have stronger marriages—and their children benefit from seeing their parents model equality.
Read our tips on “How to Be a 50/50 Partner” to get practical advice for doing your part at home.Read Tips
Learn how you can fit a family into your life even if it’s already chock-full of other responsibilities.Watch Video
Thinking like an economist can help you make the best decisions for both your career and family.Watch Video
Men are expected to be assertive and confident, so we welcome their leadership. In contrast, women are expected to be kind, nurturing, and compassionate, so when they lead, they go against our expectations and often face pushback as a result. Challenge these stereotypes by pointing out bias and supporting your female colleagues. You have a strong incentive to make sure that women succeed in your organization—men who work well with women and tap the full talents of their teams outperform their peers.
Learn how to identify and push back against gender bias by supporting your female colleagues as a Workplace MVP.Read Tips
Is your organization investing in women’s leadership? Ask your management team these questions to find out.Read Article
At the current rate of progress, we’re 100 years away from equality in the C-suite. Get the facts on the state of women in the workplace.Read Report
Bringing coffee rarely leads to a corner office! See how “office housework” holds women back.Read Article
Hear how bias creates inequality in the workplace and the small steps you can take to correct for it.Watch Video
A Stand-Up Guy encourages and supports the women in his life and challenges gender bias.
We typically underestimate women’s performance and give them less credit for their accomplishments. As a result, their confidence often erodes and they become less likely to pursue new opportunities. For example, men typically apply for jobs when they meet 60 percent of the hiring criteria, while women wait until they meet 100 percent. Celebrate your female friends and family members’ abilities and encourage them to go for it.
Men are expected to be strong and in charge, so we welcome their leadership. In contrast, women are expected to be kind and collaborative, so they often face pushback when they take the lead. Listen for the language of this likability penalty. When you hear a woman called “aggressive” or “ambitious,” request a specific example of what she did and then ask, “Would you have the same reaction if a man did the same thing?” In many cases, the answer will be no.
A more equal world is better for everyone. Hear how gender equality benefits us all—and especially men—from sociologist Michael Kimmel.Watch Video
Are you a “real man”—or a “good man”? Activist Tony Porter shares why it’s vital for men to rethink stereotypes about acting “like a man.”Watch Video
Watch Sheryl’s TED talk to understand the dynamics that hold women back at work so you can encourage the women in your life to go for it.Watch Video
If you hesitate to identify as a “feminist,” comedian Aziz Ansari says you may want to give the term a second chance.Watch Video
Take an Implicit Association Test (IAT) to explore your own biases and see how strongly you associate certain groups with stereotypes.Take Test
Get the do’s and don’ts of supporting the women in your life from sociologist and masculinity expert Michael Kimmel.Read Article
Equality is not a zero-sum game. This NYTimes op-ed by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant shows how everyone benefits from equality.Read Article
Talking about bias is hard, but poet and teacher Clint Smith asserts that when we fail to point out inequality, we enable it to continue.Watch Video
It turns out all of us—women and men—interrupt women more. Learn how to step in and interrupt the interrupters.Read Article
Think the world is equal now (more or less)? Hear real-life stories of women who are annoyed, discouraged, or terrorized by everyday sexism.Watch Video
What does loving your mom have to do with supporting paid family leave? John Oliver explains.Watch Video